bloggiesta weekend

taking part in bloggiesta over weekend heres what i ve in mind to do

ON BLOG –

  • UPDATE BLOGROLL
  • UPDATE 52 READS LIST
  • WRITE POST FOR BLOOMSDAY ON JUNE 16
  • GENRAL TIDY UP CHECK EVERYTHING UP TO DATE MAYBE

IN BLOG COMMUNITY –

  • FIND SOME NEW BLOGS
  • COMMENT ON AT LEAST TEN NEW BLOGS 
  • OFFER HELP TO PEOPLE

ALSO IF ANY ONE CAN HELP WITH HINTS AND TIPS WELCOME ,STU

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world cup of writers – south africa

I VE TIMED THIS POST TO COME OUT JUST AS THE FIRST MATCH KICKS OFF THE WORLD CUP IS UNDER WAY ,

THE WRITERS –

There are a number of south african writers i ve read over the years but in thinking of this post i realised they were all white even thou most protested against apartheid at the time and lived in exile ,i want to discover a new voice from south africa so i did some research and came up with – firstly Yvette Christanse who escaped apartheid via Swaziland then australia now living in N.Y.C ,sibusiso Nyembezi his the rich man of Pietermaritzburg is consider a classic of Zulu fiction .some writers I ve read include Nadime Gordimer her books are fairly tough to read ,J M Coetzee the multiple booker winner is probably south african most well-known writer my favourite of his is life and times of Michael K ,Damon Galgut is a great new voice i discovered recently .I also have a novel from archipelago books by the well-known Afrikaners writer Breyten  breytenbach .Any suggestions welcome

COETZEE

 

world cup memories –

I remember there being much fanfare when south africa being allowed back into world football as many people saw them as the first african team to win the world cup i do see them being one of three that may the other two being Ghana and Ivory Coast ,now memories of south africa at world cup ,is the really close came against spain in 2002 where they lost 3 -2 but pushed spain all the way in 2002 they scored a great win over Slovenia ,Lucas Radabe was a cult hero to Leeds fans leading to the Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs calling themselves after Lucas’s old south african club .

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